The Amazing Spider-man series of films made it clear that the goal was to introduce the Sinister Six, a group of six super villains. These six villains have a wide variety of abilities and powers but there is one common thread they all have in common, they hate Spider-Man. The goal of the group is to defeat Spider-Man out of a sense of revenge for the defeats that Spider-Man has delivered to them.
The movie version of the Sinister Six may be similar but definitely does not match the group from the Marvel comic version. The original group was not formed by the Green Goblin but instead the group’s founder was Doctor Octopus. The good Doctor brought together some of the most vile of Spider-Man’s enemies. The original Sinister Six consisted of the following villains.
Doctor Octopus possesses no actual super powers but has a suit that has four metal tentacles that are extremely powerful. The tentacles stretch and extend to attack foes. Doctor Octopus is a master strategist and brilliant scientist. The arms of the Octopus were in the weapons development room in Oscorp. Doctor Octopus will definitely appear in future movies.
Sandman can turn his body into sand and this allows him to move with great stealth. Sandman can mold his body into multiple shapes and solidify himself like rock. This ability makes him able to attack with great strength. He is extremely difficult to contain and to defeat.
The Vulture has a specialized suit that allows him to fly. This makes him extremely difficult to fight. The suit enhances his strength and agility to superhuman status. The Vulture’s wings were in the lab where the mystery man got the suit for the Rhino. It can be safely assumed that the Vulture will be one of the Sinister Six.
Electro is familiar to Amazing Spider-man fans because he was the primary villain in the most recent movie. Electro has the ability to shoot bursts of electrical energy and create static shocks in the air. He also can travel through electrical wiring from place to place. It did appear that Elector may have been killed at the end of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 but with the ability to travel and reform his electrical body, nothing can be certain.
Kraven the Hunter
Kraven is new character to most Amazing Spider-Man fans because he has not appeared in any of the previous films. Kraven was a master hunter and has incredible hunting skills. He uses these skills in hunting Spider-Man and has nearly killed the Webhead on numerous occasions. At one point Kraven buried Spider-Man alive but of course he was able to escape.
Mysterio is a master manipulator of visual effects. He has a variety of equipment that allows him rapid escape. His boots emit bursts of smoke that conceals his movements. His gloves have acid shooters that dissolve Spider-Man’s webbing. Mysterio carries other items such as knock out gas, an electric pulse beam and a sonar device that jams Spider-Man’s Spider Sense.
The Sinister Six have never truly been able to defeat Spider-Man. One of the chief reasons for their lack of success is their inability to work together. Many times the six villains refuse to work together because each wants to have their revenge against Spider-Man. Many times they attack Spider-Man individually rather than a coordinated effort.